Athletic Lab is proud to announce the addition of Tait Yoder to its staff. Tait will serve as our in-house massage therapist. Prior to joining Athletic Lab, Tait worked with the University of North Carolina Women’s Soccer Team in 2005, assisting them to two National Championships. Since then, Tait has worked with numerous Olympic, National Team, and under-20 National Team Soccer Players. Currently, Tait is the only sports massage therapist for Duke Track & Field. He supports them during the regular season and at both ACC and NCAA championships. Tait is also responsible for providing bodywork to the UNC Men’s soccer team, the UNC Swim Team, and the Carolina Railhawks Professional Soccer Team.
In his 13 years as a bodywork therapist, Tait has worked with top-placing collegiate decathletes, high-jumpers, long-jumpers, distance runners, sprinters, and throwers. His clientele also includes professional and collegiate tennis players, a women’s 2009 Professional Soccer League champion, and three Olympic Gold Medalists. He is well attuned to the needs of varying athletes and understands the adjustments necessary in his technique as it relates to preparation, post-competition, quick recovery, and off-season training.